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Meet Mel. I have one sibling and a partner and live locally.

How long have you worked at Garden House?

I have worked at Garden House for five years. Previously I worked at a nursing home doing night shifts, so I decided to try residential care on day shifts (I was late a few times when doing early shifts).

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

I have a twin brother who is serving in the army. He is in the RAMC ( Royal Army Medical Core), and we are very close. I used to play for Yeovil town football club.

What is your proudest moment/achievement?

Completing my NVQ 5 and being Deputy Manager.

How many years of experience in care do you have?

I have ten years experience in Nursing Care and residential and have my NVQ 2,3 & 5.

What do you enjoy about Garden House?

It is not clinical we all wear our home clothes to minimise that barrier of staff – resident, and as we are a small home, it’s very person-centred.